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Dance me to the End of Love sold for £121,250

Dance me to the End of Love
Dance me to the End of Love

The original painting of has sold at auction for £121,250 . It was part of a collection of Scottish artwork including sought-after pieces by Peploe, Hunter which sold for a credit-crunch busting £3 million at auction yesterday.
The 150 lots in the Scottish Picture Sale went under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London.
The highest price paid at the sale was for the rare chance to own George Leslie Hunter’s Still Life with Tulips and Oranges which sold for £433,250.
Work by past masters such as Sir Henry Raeburn and Joseph Farquarson sold steadily for around the £20,000 mark, but, Arum Lillies, a painting by Samuel Peploe sold to an anonymous buyer for an astonishing £409,000.
And Peploe’s 1920’s painting Still Life With Roses, which is considered to be the most important work of his to go under the hammer, also fetched £265,250 to a US buyer.
The Edinburgh-born impressionist is best known for his meticulous style of painting, and was obsessed with creating the perfect still life.
Seven paintings by the Fife-born artist Jack Vettriano also sold for an amazing £358,000. Many of the paintings had never been seen in public before, adding to the excitement of the occasion.
The paintings were originally due to be auctioned at a Scottish location but the sale was moved to London to cope with the anticipated demand from abroad.
Many of the lots come from the stunning collection of art collector Anthony Rampton who loved Scotland and spent a lot of time on the island of Arran.
Vettriano’s Dance Me To The End Of Love attracted the most interest of his work selling for £121,250.
The painting is among a handful of Vettriano’s best-known images depicting two ball-room dancers dancing the night away on a misty beach.

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U2 sell “Untitled (Pecho/Oreja)” by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Rock superstars U2 could make up to £6m when their painting “Untitled (Pecho/Oreja)” is auctioned in London this week .
The painting, which originally attracted the attention of band bassist Adam Clayton, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s.
Basquiat, originally a graffiti artist in New York, died from a suspected drug overdose in 1988.
The current auction record for a Basquiat work stands at $14.6m (£7.4m).
In 1996, director Julian Schnabel directed the film Basquiat, based on the artist’s life and starring Gary Oldman and David Bowie. Basquiat’s paintings continue to influence young artists.

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Painting by Glasgow Boy is found again

A LOST painting by one of the world-famous Glasgow Boys is for sale after being discovered in a small American town by an Edinburgh art gallery director .

The rare painting by Edward Walton was discovered on an art auction website by gallery director Emma Walsh. It is now part of a new exhibition at her Bourne Fine Art Gallery in Dundas Street, priced £95,000.

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A PAINTING bought in a market for 50p has been sold for £35,000 at auction.

The work, Chopping Logs Outside A Snow Covered Cabin, was found buried under junk in Glasgow’s Barras market 30 years ago.

But the piece, by Cornelius Krieghoff, was expected to fetch 100,000 times its original price when it goes under the hammer later this month.

The painting’s owner, who wants to remain anonymous, had no idea of its worth. He bought it for “10 bob” – because he liked it.

He said: “I often browse through the Barras and bought the painting because it was a great picture.

“I am surprised and delighted that my find has turned out to be such a worthwhile investment.”

The retired owner, who now lives abroad, added the Krieghoff to his collection of favourite paintings and thought nothing more about it until he began researching different artists and realised it was an original.

He took it to experts who valued it between £30,000 and £50,000.

Amsterdam-born Krieghoff, who died in 1872 at the age of 56, made his name painting Canadian landscapes and life outdoors, particularly in winter